Thai constellation

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Thai constellation

The Thai Constellation or variegated monstera is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia but can be found in similar climates around the world. Known for its rarity and beautifully patterned leaves, this plant is similar to its all-green sister (monstera deliciosa) in terms of watering and lighting requirements.

Thai constellation

The Thai Constellation or variegated monstera is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia but can be found in similar climates around the world. Known for its rarity and beautifully patterned leaves, this plant is similar to its all-green sister (monstera deliciosa) in terms of watering and lighting requirements.

Thai Constellation Monstera care and propagation

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The leaves have cream and green marbled patterns, a mutation caused by a lack of chlorophyll. The cream-colored splatter on its green leaves resembles a starry night sky, which gave it the name “Constellation.” But because we deep dive into Thai Constellation Monstera care, let’s talk about where it came from.

Thai Constellation Monstera origins…it came from a lab!

The Thai Constellation is a yellow-to-white-variegated Monstera Deliciosa that was first developed in a laboratory. Specifically, it was developed in a tissue culture laboratory in Thailand, hence the name.

Unlike most plant origins that can be traced to several different places, this plant can be traced back to exactly one place in the world. This makes the Thai Constellation very rare and sometimes hard to get your hands on. (The tradescantia nanouk is another plant that can be traced back to a single lab, but it isn’t nearly as rare.)

The Monstera Deliciosa is the parent plant of the Thai Constellation, so its origins can give us a lot of insight into what kind of care it needs. The Monstera Deliciosa is native to tropical regions in Central America, from southern Mexico down to Panama.

Both the Thai Constellation and the Monstera Deliciosa are upward climbing shrubs that thrive on humidity, warmth, and bright, indirect light. However, while it has a lot in common with the Monstera Deliciosa, it grows much slower and is a lot more picky about some conditions.

 

What is a Thai constellation?
The Thai Constellation is a yellow-to-white-variegated Monstera Deliciosa that was first developed in a laboratory. Specifically, it was developed in a tissue culture laboratory in Thailand, hence the name.
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